Grupės ir aplinkos : tarpdisciplininis mokslo darbų leidinys = Groups and environments : interdisciplinary research studies. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2012, nr. 3, p. 173-215
This study analyzes the relationship between the treatment model used in the Alcoholics Anonymous Association AA rehabilitation center, the addicts and community. The study describes what the likely results would be of the interaction between the addict and the treatment model. It is noted, that the reasons for “miscommunications” between the treatment model and the treated individual could be linked to the inadequacies in the treatment model and the individual afflicted with addiction as well as difficulties related to the adaptation process in the rehabilitation community. The objective of the study is to determine why a large percentage of people stop their treatment in the rehab prematurely and what influences their decision. The study tries to answer the questions, to what degree does the decision to stay in treatment depend on the interactions between the system (individual) being researched and the surrounding environment, and to what degree is the decision influenced by the nature of the illness and character of the individual. The article contains an empirical study of a “Pilnų namų bendruomenė” (Full house community), its treatment model and the people being treated there. The study is performed using a qualitative research method. The study revealed, that by following the rules described in the treatment model an individual who is being treated facilitates the treatment process and provides hope for future successful development of the illness of addiction. Successful adaptation in the Full house community directly correlates to the ability of an individual to adapt to the treatment model used in the rehabilitation center. After overcoming the difficulties of the adaptation period and having conformed to the order of the community suggested by the treatment model, other problems, related to the changed and adapted state, emerge.